mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Copper color with a small ring of white foam around the neck. Bread and caramel are all I get in the aroma. Taste is a little better. More bread and caramel, but some light fruity character is there too. Light to medium body. Pretty drinkable, and better than the sam Adams octoberfest, bug still just not my bag.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Poured a dark copper color with lots of beige head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts. Taste follows the nose. A little thin.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Bronze orange pour with a quickly dissipating white head. Fruity bready aroma. Caramel malt and bread on taste. Slightly metallic. Just okay.
Tmoney99 (12045) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
crossovert (9529) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Oktoberest" 12 oz bottle.
This is one of the most attractive looking oktoberfest beers, it is a clear orange with a foamy ivory colored head.
The smell is very fruity, more so than most, but it works. It is tangy and it doesn’t embody the typical nuttiness of the oktoberfest.
The taste is more like your standard oktoberfest. It has some diacetyl and a very plasticy flavor. It is a mar on the smell and appearance.
It is probably one worth skipping.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-21-2010 02:46:19
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Oktoberfest aroma is of some quite bold malt and hops, typical of lagers, and not weak at all. Appearance is pale amber, with little head. The taste isn’t anything amazing, but it’s at the right level of sweetness and sourness. Good, appropriate palate. This beer isn’t the best of it’s kind, and not the best from Schell, but it’s still a nice beer to have every now and then.
bbrock81 (312) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Good example of Oktoberfest beer - nice malty, bready, biscuity aroma and flavor to follow right along. Perhaps a bit milder in both than the best of the style, but still better than most examples.
wlajwl (4687) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Aroma is sweetish malts, earthy and a hint of oxidation. The flavor is malts, fruit, mild earthiness and a tart finish.
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark golden orange pour with a wispy layer of white head. Sweet lager malt aroma with a tangy floral spice that hints at cloves. Tastes gentle with abundant malty sweetness and very light floral hops. Nice session brew.
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour, little carbonation and a rich aroma of caramel. Flavor is rich malt, caramel and very sweet and nutty on the aftertaste. Not bad, decent for an Oktoberfest beer.